#388- “Something Fishy” EditionPrevious Thread:>>2080679Thinking about picking up a new hobby? Want to get a memecaster? Haven't mastered the Palomar knot? Click here! http://www.pastebin.com/u/fishingandtacklehttps://imgur.com/a/1Xw3NFirst for best telescopic rod is the one you exchanged for a 3pc.Talk about fishin
>>2088082I support telescoping rod rights.
>>2088082The colors on this one today were fantastic.
Can any European carp fisherman recommend me a high quality method feeder? The chinese shit I get from amazon immediately falls apart
Does anyone do Alaskan commercial fishing in the summer? I have some questions.
>>2088173I haven’t but am considering it heavily and have researched a ton, maybe I can answer.
>>2088196Are you familiar with picking fish? I.e when the net is coming in and you have to be super fast at getting it out of the net with your fish pick? Do you know how to attain that speed? I’m slow and everyone yells at me. Last year a greenhorn was faster than me. However I only do it during the summers whereas everyone else does it year round so their exp builds.
I went out today and caught me a few little bass.
I tied a dozen flies for my cousin.>#20 zebra midges>#16 & #14 dark hares ears.>#6 ice buggers
Why, yes, I do enjoy microfishing. How could you tell?
>>2088082Getting harder to have time to slay fish now that I'm getting pretty much 40 hours a week in Publix Produce Having to get from at 11 AM and work from 2 PM till 11 PM 5 days a week is kinda rough wouldn't be so bad if the hours were the same but some day they have me from like 2 PM till 11 PM another day it be like 2:30 PM till 11 PM or like 12PM till 7 PM or 3:30 till 11 PM
I tore down and cleaned my old, and really really dirty, big reel. Everything is real smooth now, but the clutch seems a little... narrow. Like it has a really narrow range between slipping easy and really hard.Was I supposed to lubricate the clutch pack? I didn't, but it did seem mildly lubed when I tore it apart.
First fish of the season, two trout today, and first fish on my baitcaster too! Both on a Jakes Spin-A-Lure
>>2088321It all depends on what the drag washers are made of. Did you separate them and clean each individually? I would bet the actual drag washers are either leather, graphite, or oiled felt, and they each have different requirements. Separate each one individually, but make sure to keep them in the correct order. I always go left to right: bottom washer to the furthest left, and top washer to the furthest right. Clean any rust from the metal washers that separate the drag washers, and make sure the drag washers are in good repair. The drag washers are likely in need of replacement. Graphite will not need oil, but felt and leather do need a little tiny bit. I use Tuna's Reel Troubles for most of my replacement parts, but you may have to measure and order some similar in size. Old drag washers tend to get a bit crumbly and cause slipping and locking like you describe. What is the brand of reel?
>>2087971It was >>2085222 but ig no one lives there
>>2088082Have gone fishing about 12 times and haven't caught anything. A big lake and a river. I have tried worms, spinners, and jerk baits. Am I retarded? Will I ever catch a fish?
I really enjoyed the stream I fished yesterday. The Geology was great. Caught over 30 fish dry flies. Wildlife was abundant with the trees turning green. What a great day.
>>2088554Are you just blindly casting in the middle of a lake or river? Try to target downed trees, smooth pools of choppy water, weedlines etc. That will increase your opportunity if you are just tossing a worm in the middle of a lake.
Luv fishn, simple asHow do you lot measure water temp? Does anyone carry a thermometer in their tackle box? Do you trust public gauges and databases?
>>2088610My fish finder tells me the water temp
>>2088610I stick my hand in and judge off experience.
Anybody have a good resource for how to learn to fish from a kayak ? As a bank fisherman the best way I can describe it is like sitting in a chair on the bank but its constantly spinning and sliding around. Would like to learn how to properly use stuff like anchors, drift socks, how to position the boat, how to deal with current, how to deal with wind, what works, what doesn't work, etc.
>>2088678Seems good I will probably pick it up. I currently have been attempting to fish out of sit inside recreational kayak and other than being suboptimal to fish out of, I think I would have to buy so much stuff to mod it that it would probably be a better use of my money just to buy a dedicated fishing yak from the get go. So I also need to figure out what features I want, so far my checklist is cleats and an anchor trolley.
>>2088610I stick my dick in and if my balls shrivel up it’s too cold
>>2088082>mfw some one calls a pacific salmon "native" >they don't realize its a hatchery goblino, and that even fucking carp are more wild and native than salmon.Salmon Hatcheries killed pretty much all of the native salmon.
I have come across a gem in my hometown I never knew existed. It is a mecca. I spent $400 on a new rod, reel, and a shitload of bait and tackle. There are about a dozen aisles like this.
>>2088803How did you find the place lad
>>2088856Decided to go fishing in a public place for once, old timer rolled up on an 80s goldwing, and dude was probably 80 years old. I complimented his bike, then we talked about fishing and he said, "The best fucking place to ever go is Mike's Tackle, fuck Scheels they don't have shit!" I went there afterward and I just could not believe the amount of shit they have there.https://youtu.be/JJOOavoZNI0
just getting into fishing and I have pic related russian gimmic knife, has anyone attempted to fillet with this thing?it is marketed as an all in 1 fishing knife
>>2088833>>2088855Digits say you done good. Pretty fish. Spent 8 hours on the water casting around mangroves today, and caught only one little barracuda. I found a mangrove snapper haven though, so I'll be going back there with real shrimp instead of the artificials I was throwing. Had one massive topwater blowup, but he missed it, and spooked one decent redfish and another decent tarpon. It sucks to suck. Here's a decent barracuda or maybe snook jumping before he cut me off. Thing hit like a freight train and moved so fast the line cut a wave in the water. Most likely a cuda, but I'd like to think it was a snook.
>>2088924Thanks man, I caught three of those guys today, chain pickerel. The fourth one bit my line in half, gonna use a steel leader next time.Looks like you had a good day on the water. Do 'cudas put up a good fight?
>>2088587jfc I would fish the shit out of that stream and then rock climb that wall, that wall looks nice asf too
>>2089070This is from the same spot but looking downstream. You could seriously spend a week fishing this stream.
>>2089070>>2089131>Hurrdurr don't forget the picture
>>2088803There is a lot of independent bait and tackle places near me but I have never been in any of them because they seem like the typical mom and pop store with limited selection and the person behind the counter is just staring at you the whole time and nothing has a price tag on it and you buy something because you feel bad but then you get home and see how much you overpaid and are just filled with regret.
How many yards of 50lb braid go on this? The numbers listed on the reel are for mono. I don't know the conversions from mono to braid.
>>2089146I've never had that problem outside of New Jersey
>>2088151do you mean a method feeder rod?in the UK the big carp brands are guru, nash, korum, drennan
>>2089172Skid youre from Jersey? I need someone to fish with.
>>2089163Find the diameter of the braid , it has the conversions for that next to the mono one
>>2089163It gives you the diameter of line to meters? Look up the diameter of your 50lb braid of choice, then convert meters to yards. You should be able to fit about 260 yards of 50lb sufix 832.
>>2089163Go off of the diameter. Can old reels like that handle the friction from braid? Keep an eye on the line roller.
What do you guys do if you go to one of your secret spots and someone else is there? Am I legally allowed to tell them to fuck off? To make things even worse the guy was a nigger, I didn’t even know they had them in my town. Fuck, I walked up and saw him and then proceeded to walk away. Fuck it makes me so fucking mad, fuck.
>secret spotlmao shorelets
Dropped about $500 to start tying flies today. What did I fucking do?!?!?!
>>2089033Sorry. Long ass day. 12 hours in total on the SUP, and one little cuda to show for it. I had a lot of fun though. They do put up a heck of a fight, especially the larger ones. They haul ass and jump a lot, so they are lots of fun. I was using a spook today and had several large ones hit it and cut right through the leader. I'm only using 20lb Seaguar blue label fluoro, so I plan on going to a higher poundage tomorrow. It looks to be another good day, but I don't know how long I'll last. I'm shattered from today's journeying. I will set the alarm for 5:45 AM and see how I feel. I'm sure I'll have enough energy to make at least 6 hours.
Caught a dink at sunset just after work>>2089194No, but my boyfriend is and I find myself in the state near the sandy hook a few times a year>>2089292Post what you bought
>>2089376I ordered the stuff online and should be coming in this week. I'm the tenkara fisher btw. >Peak Rotary Base Camp with additional midge jaw>Peak trimmings catcher>Firehole barbless hooks in various sizes and shapes >Dr Slick tools with fly box>Material for CDC Elk Caddis, Wooly Buggers and Killer Bugs/Kabaris>UV light, cement
>>2089384I assume you mostly fish for trout then, yeah?>>2089384
>>2089392Correct. I posted the stream I fished yesterday in the thread >>2089132>>2088587They are all small streams. Few weeks ago you numbered how you would fish a hole in a previous stream I fished. I hope for native brookies but sometimes they have wild browns. River/pond/lake fishing doesnt interest me at all. Stocked trout, bass, catfish and everything else are stupid and gay.
the corvina are here
Cute metro detroit 'bows on 4lb mono with size 12 hook, single splitshot, and a fake natural egg. Trout opener was saturday.
>>2089478Cute brownie too. Only had an hour before work.
>>2088082Such a cuck
>>2088554I have no clue why trout love this absurdly simple lure, but got another today within 5 minutes of casting,Its a jakes spin-a-lure. Worth checking out if youre targeting trout
>mfw i discover the drag on my $400 baitcaster was left set at 40% for the last 4 months
>>2089384>barbless hooks enjoy losing a lot of fish.tell you what the worst hok ever made was is the treble hook. that hook will fuck fish up man I prefer to only use a lure that has treble hooks on fish I plan to use for bait. like ladyfish.
>>2088690I saw on the YouTube some north Dakota Fisher, he's got a pole anchor on the back that rolls down on a motor to "dig in" so to saySeems pretty neat
>>2089292I started with>$60 material set from Cabela's>$15 tool set (bobbin, scissors, etc.)>Free vice from garage sale Start tying, you'll recoup your losses eventually.
>>2089519I have better hook set rates on the few barbless flies I have. I don't know if its the patterns for the barbed flies like stimulators that the brookies have a hard time grasping or what but I don't think you lose fish unless you don't know how to fish. >>2089681I've read to stay away from material sets since you get all the wrong stuff. I could be wrong but I know the flies I want to tie and just got that material. I slept about 3 hours hours last night because I couldn't stop thinking about tying flies.
>>2089519if you lose fish on barbless hooks youre retarded
What type of line should i use when handlining?>minimal memory>easy to handle without tangles>dont cut your fingers
>>2088151Method feeder lead?
>>2089772Thick braid backing with your choice of finer leader line? Never handlined, but that's what I would do. Also wear gloves if you expect to hook a fish larger than a pound.
>>2089791Braid will cut your fingers more easily than thick and smooth mono.
>>2089802note that I said thick braidmono is trashgrow some calluses
havent fished since I was a teen with my father over a decade ago. Got a krill bag, some hooks and bobbers, some power bait, and tied up a pool. gonna cast a line in Lake Washington, give some non try hard pro tips.
>>2089772Mason line and a fluoro leader after a swivel.
https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine--classic-dinghy--11985512?recordNum=1Is there any reason I shouldn't buy a small rowboat like this and fish out of it? It seems like it would be nicer to fish from than a kayak
>>2089772I know nothing about handlining, but I might use super thick spectra or dyneema, like the 500-100lb stuff I use on my speargun reels, and tie a 10-15' leader on.
>>2089835Would probably be easier to fish out of than a kayak, but a lot more work to move.
>>2089835small boats are less stable then similarly sized kayaks. If you can find a used 12-14ft aluminum boat that would be my first choice.
>>2089846But, small row boats allow you to bring friends.
>>2089825Why mono is trash? It does stretch what is beneficial when you are fighting the fish bare hands and dont have a rod.
>>2089890memory badthe original question asker specified low memory
>>2089901Is all mono high memory?
>>2089741The material set I got wasn't bad. It had everything I needed to start tying. There are a few things I could have gone without, but I I use 90% of what came with the set, and it's easy enough to buy more materials to fill in the gaps. It was good value for a lot of things I would have bought anyways.
>>2089755>LMAO that's because you don't catch big fish. a lot of the game fish in Florida will toss a hook for ex; Snook, Tarpon, Red Fish, Black Drum, Cobia, Mackerel ect.
>>2089914Which one did you get?>>2089961Fuck off Matt. You kill every fish you catch.
>>2089961Most competent saltwater fly fishermen use barbless, regardless of the species. Some even use barbless in the Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament.
>>2089973"Matt" is not wrong though. The only time I go barbless in the salt is when I live bait, because it's a huge increase in risk of killing the fish. I caught the shortest and fattest barracuda I have ever seen today. I laughed and called him Danny Devito, and he snapped his jaws and popped the tail off my Vudu shrimp. It was only the 2nd fish I had caught on the Vudu. I deserve it. Instant Karma.
>>2089999>The only time I go barbless in the salt is when I live bait, because it's a huge increase in risk of killing the fish.
Whats up niggers? My granddad died and i inherited his fishing stuff. Went fishing alone for the first time today and caught two rainbow trouts
>>2090164Did u fuck them?
>>2090171Not yet fren. I followed a youtube vid and it said to cut the tongue out from below and then put the thumb in that hole and the index finger in the belly cavity and then pull all the organs out. Was that wrong?
>>2089741>I know the flies I want to tie and just got that materialThat's the best way to do it. By the by, watch tightlineproductiona on youtube, they're who I learned to tie from >>2089398Oh you're that anon. Good luck!
>>2090276Thanks man. The stuff starts coming on Wednesday and can't wait to get out backpacking with flies I tied this weekend.
>>2090276This is one of my favorite and most efficient patterns. What is the white stuff called coming out the bottom called? I've tried searching cum but get unwanted results...
>>2090349>>2090349Probably z-Lon or similar material . I tie heterosexual (non-tencucka) xcadis and sparkle duns using either z-Lon or Congo hair depending on what I have and the color I want.
>>2090356Z-lon looks right. I won't touch Congo Hair since niggers are gross. Thanks!
>>2089830>lake washingtonNot too bad. The secret to washington state freshwater fishing seems to honestly be a nightcrawler on a hook with a sinker about 12 inches away. You can also check the trout planting schedule to ease yourself back into fishing with some waters that should (theoretically) have some more trout in it (https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports/stocking/trout-plants).If you want quantity and are willing to go saltwater, then I'd say given the season, go to a fishing pier (https://wdfw.wa.gov/places-to-go/fishing-piers) and drop a piece of squid or shrimp on a hook with a sinker about 12 inches up and wait for a small fish to take it.
>>2089830Where at? It's a big lake. Find some weedbeds, and just fish a bobber over them I guess.
>>2090164you are a good grandson
>>2090178That's the best way to do it desu. I like to combine it with this vid where you peel it like a banana and get yourself a nice (relatively) clean filet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WddWa3Ru2kg
Buying a second spinning rig, for going smaller and for sharing with friends. Should I pay up or go cheap as long as it has a cork handle?
>>2090474~$50-100 combo is fine
>>2090008Correct. I care about the fish and healthy release if I am not harvesting.
>>2090520If the fish dies, it feeds the crabs.
Just got a 6'10" medium extra fast Tatula rod. Past few years I've used only my 13 Gen 1 Fate black (the bright green one) in 7'5" ML. Wanted something between that and my 7' MH casting gear and the 7'5" was occasionally a bitch in my tube. Only had a old Veritas or older Sojourn medium that I wasn't too hot on. Kinda wish I had ordered a few of the different rods I was debating and returning. None of the shops I went had regular Tatula in stock.Mainly I finesse fish light baits (ned neko drop, light t-rig) 15# braid with a 8 or 10# red label leader. The fate and tatula feel kinda similar but the tatula is rated a little higher in weight and line test, but wondering it its more down to the less 6 or so inches. Maybe the 7' regular fast was the way to go? Opinions?
>>2090557For me, the two greatest factors the rod can contribute to casting distance are the length and weight. So long as you're matching your tackle weight to the rod specs the only factor left is the rod length. If you feel that you're not getting enough distance out of it, then sure, go ahead and trade up. If distance isn't an issue I'd just stick with what you've got.
Any recommendations for a light spinning rod and reel to fish on lakes?
>>2090690anything by Daiwa or Shimanolots of gear on ebay auction tooYou will want to match the lures you are fishing with the fish you are targeting... And you want to match the rod you are using with the lures you are casting - I have a 5-20 gram rated rod and cast 6 inch lures that weigh about 10 grams for pike
>>2090545Did an actual crab post this? I'm on to you my clawed friend. I get what you are saying though.
>>2089999Circle hooks mah man. Circle hooks
>>2090751O fugg :D>>2090766I use them for live bait, and they are awesome. I crush the barb for easy removal. They don't work on lures that well though, and lures are what I predominantly fish with. Each hook has its purpose.
Recommend me a good fishing knoife
>>2088082Dink I caught.
Visited Dad in north Georgia and rented a boat to do some fishing.Best fishing of my life,, everything we caught was 20"+ stripper and spotted bass fried up nicely.
Going out with my buddy for the first time this season. Gonna catch some trout bros I’ll post pictures if I catch a lunker.
NEW VIDEOhttps://youtu.be/SVijr6j3elAsorry its been a while, havent fucking caught anything since winter
>>2090797Opinel and victorinox offer excellent cheap high quality filleting knives
>>2090349Could be mcflylon, antron, poly yarn, z-lon or a number of other synthetics. >>2090297Good luck anon
>plan to fishing>something comes up as im about to leave and have to postpone Happens every time
>>2090841That rake thing is clever. Nice little carp.
>>2091013I didn't fish all of April. I somehow managed to fish more in January.
>>2091058tench not a carp but it works very well for carp! Raking is a very successful but old method for carp fishermen in the uk
>>2088082Huge Pin fish I caught lmao
>>2091375That's a damn good one. If you get some smaller ones, use them as a live bait. They are big fish candy. I run them under a bobber so I can better manage them and they don't get hung on the bottom. You'll get your monster snook. You can do this under that boat though. You need some open water. This is actually my go to method from when I was a kid. Catch a small fish to catch a bigger fish.
>>2091151My bad. I'm slow.
>>2091518You *can't* do this under the big boat.
Went bank fishing at a lake today and didn't get a single nibble. Threw every rig and bait combo I could think of, wacky rig, texas, all kinds of spinners and spoons, deep dive cranks, jerkbaits, buzzbats, etc.What exactly am I doing wrong? I'm using braid with 3-4 ft flouro leader. Sun was shining all day, ~40F in the morning, ~70-80F afternoon
>>2090656I should clarify, I meant that I'm unsure if it will have more power than the ML.
>>2091583Water temp? It might be too cold still. The river I normally fish warms up earlier then the lakes around me and it's still too cold.
>>2091375I like to imagine that it's a regular sized pin fish and you just have tiny hands
Caught this thing earlier with a cast net, no clue what is is but it stands out from the typical perch bass and catfish I’ve seen in my area.
>Fish constantly last year>multiple times a week>catch 5 decent fish all year>Start fishing this week for this year>catching limit of trout every time ive gone outI don't know what im doing different, but im not complaining>pov: youre me holding a fish as though im about to bite it like an apple
>>2089903I don't know. All the mono I have used has been higher memory than the braid I have used, and generally, multifilament materials will have less memory than monofilament materials.
>>2088301whoa, its like theyre doing to you exactly what they did to me like i told you they were going to do. theyre not gonna raise your pay much either. dude go get a better job, theyre gonna treat you like shit
>>2088301Fix your collar fat ass. You deserve to be fired.
>>2091629its all thanks to the Great Reset TM
>>2088803Walmart and Cabelas near me don't even have size 12 hooks. People need to go back to their precovid hobbies and stop going outside. >>2088336Respect the fish man. Trout should never get that dirty, held with a dry hand and death gripped.
>>2089681"Recoup your losses eventually" I thought that 35 years ago, I was very, very wrong. I have accumulated so much equipment and materials it's not funny anymore. Including materials you can't legally buy now. Still love it.
rainbow from yesterday
>>2091961that was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek heheh
Hey /out/, can anyone recomend a good seat for my fatass to bring along hiking/fishing? Being able to lash it to a backpack would be a plus. Sorry if this is the wrong thread. Ditto for lashing a pole to my pack, or would a colapsable be ok for fresh water? I'm not too worried about the pole itself getting damaged- it's a cheap ass 30$ ugly stick.
>>2089194I'm from Soulthern jersey, if we want to have a /out/ get together.
>>2091965Solid Male>>2090297Did your stuff come yet?>>2092131I usually just find a log or a rock and check for snakes before I have a seat, or pop a slav squat, but those shitty three legged folding stools are a good option if you -have- to bring a chair.>pic related
>>2092131fox rage duralight, i love it to bits
>go surf fishing today>cast line out>leader line snaps>18 dollar lucky craft minnow goes into orbit and crash lands into the pacific ocean>never seen againI have great sadness
Spotted this great lakes steelhead and couldnt get it to eat any of my lures, but was seeing it eat leafs and other debris. After like 20 minutes of trying, i decided to sneak up behind it and i grabbed it with my bare hands. Took it a minute to start fighting. Anyone ever catch salmonids like this? Also its a boot because it's so late in the season and i caught it 40 miles upriver in a creek...
>>2092165why'd it snap?
>>2092172its an old method for catching trout called tickling, but I've never heard it used on a steel
>>2088082>>2088100i have plenty of normal gear/setup; but also ride both a bicycle and motorcycle with available (small) storage. what's the real deal with telescoping rods will i be a total faggot if i get one to keep under the yamaha seat?
>>2092177telescopic rods are starting to get good but only in the high price range, cheap telescopic rods are just terribleIMO consider getting a short travel kit rod what breaks into 6 pieces
>>2092183nice, thanks fren didn't know about that. one small plano box and this breakdown rod would work, just in case im out riding and find a new spot
>>2092183A different anon, but also a bicycle anon. Any suggestions on how to best carry a full size pole? I've got molle webbing on my pack, I'm half debaiting on just getting a water bottle holder and cutting a small hole in the bottom for the rod to poke thru.
>>2092186bike/motorcycle anon - i've tried holding the rod horizontally across the handlebars and using a backpack to hold lures/gear - not exactly a success lol almost a total disaster
>>2092165I've got like 3 lcs that I'm too paranoid to throw in the surf.>>2092175My guess is a tip wrap or wind knot.
>>2092165Luckily I've only lost lead and like a $3 spoon casting into the surf.
>>2092172Wtf did you do to it's eye? What a d-bag
>>2090416A nearby park in South Seattle has a bit of "beach". I was thinking of putting on some water shoes and wading out to my ankles to cast.
>>2092172based trout ticklerhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trout_tickling
>>2092175Probably because I'm a bad fisherman and tie bad knots.Well, here goes another 20 bucks. Wish me luck anons.
>>2092177I have a variety, but it all depends on what you are fishing for. Carbon fiber with fiberglass tip and steel or aluminum guides. Ceramic guides are the worst on telescoping rods. It sounds like other anon gave you some good advice. I just landed a 2 foot bonnet head shark on a 7'6" telescoping rod this morning, and jumped a tarpon on the 10' one I have. You have to be a little more tender on the drag, because they do have a higher risk of snapping.
>>2089146Mikes Tackle in my town is a Mom and Pop store with competitive prices, but the woman(Her husband started it, he died of cancer a few years ago) behind the counter knows her shit and can catch anything. When she's not working the store she's fishing.
>>2092131Why not get a backpack chair? If you plan on carrying a lot of gear it's not going to work though. I'm my tackle backpack, I keep one of those meme pocket chairs. It's OK, but not having a back kind of sucks.
>>2092144Today I got bead heads, scrap catcher and UV light from Cabela's. The vise and tools should be delivered sometime tonight if the jogger from Amazon does his job. unfortunately the materials aren't coming until Saturday by USPS so probably not until Monday or Tuesday since they don't know how to deliver on time.
>>2092383Scrap catcher is a meme just vacuum or sweep after.
>>2092311Just made it back in so here's the bonnet head shark caught on a telescopic. These guys are pure energy. This guy was going apeshit all over the place. Pretty fun though.
fucking raining all weekanons, what are some good youtube fishermen?here's a couple i likehttps://youtu.be/1vtVU_KPALg - old man catches mackerel from the shorehttps://youtu.be/HhEsIkzydOc - pike lure fishinghttps://youtu.be/wxHeXNGJ0bA - nippon does japanese fishing but it's got english subtitles and good editing
>>2092305good luck ! ! ! ! ! !
>>2092144>>2092449I can see it being a bit of a meme. Looks good though.
>>2088082Nabbed some sturgeon a month ago
>>2092518Thats fucked up, theyre endangered
So, is posting pics of hot little girls fishing fine too since you posted it first OP?
>>2092519>fish>endangeredLol! I suppose you went swimming and checked all that yourself huh? Rofl!
>>2092534Girl has good skin. Probably nice cunny. Probably fucks like a rabbit.
>>2092536Spoken like a true Chang.
I haven't been fishing since I was a child, I'm completely clueless.I would like to start kayak fishing, where can I learn the absolute basics? Every YouTube video I come across is just guys fishing without any useful commentary or "how to" aspect.I live in Australia and will mostly be doing saltwater fishing.
>>2092519Obviously not where I live
>>2092552Get a pole with a string on it, get a metal hook and some earthworms. That's all you need to know. The rest is just obsessive gravy and one upsmanship.
>>2092552I really had to learn as I go. I have been documenting the journey for years now, but haven't uploaded anything. I didn't feel what I did had any value, but I am thinking it might be worth sharing. The only person I have found who has even a little advice about how to start with limited budget and still be able to have a decent time is Yak Motley down in Pensacola Florida. He has a lot of other weird videos, but also has some decent advice on how to keep things within a budget should you need to. It all really depends on your budget.
>>2092552Wouldn't you fall off a kayak being form australia?
>>2092172I've reached in and touched salmon before but never actually tried grabbing one
>>2092552As a follow up, what how-to info do you need?
I’ve mostly been targeting trout, so my rods are all ultralite/light/medium lite. With fishing opener beginning in Minnesota soon, should I get a medium rod for trolling and throwing big crankbaits, or will medium lite be enough for wallye/pike/bass?
>>2092237I didnt do anything to its eye. It was 40 miles upstream over 3 dams. This fish is what you call a "boot" or "tomatoe". A steelhead thats spent too much time in freshwater, it begins to rot and darken and weaken in strength. However, this is a great lakes steelhead so it never touched saltwater to begin with. I dont know man! Sometimes you cry blood.I like this pic with the open mouth
the stock treble on my jigpara broke and all I have on hand until some replacement hooks come is an extra Kroc hook - is putting it on the jigpara like this retarded or will it work? fwiw it’s the same size as the kroc
>>2092735it's just a hook man. you're good.t. changed the hooks on my jigpara.
>>2091525My buddy said just use a Ladyfish head or a Gulf Kingfish head mainly because the big Snook are lazy.
>>2092735I only fish the assist hook on my shore jigs, cuts down on snags and salad a lot.
>>2092740Did you go with new trebles or in lines? Any difference in hookups?
>>2092752I went with new inlines to reduce the number of hookups with weeds and rocks and shit. was about 20% effective. 4/5
>>2092177I have a daiwa 9ft telescopic and it's been doing me fine.
>>2088082I dink a lot I heard cause I keep using small bait. https://youtu.be/qZo1gQcZZ_k
>>2092552I asked the same question in the last thread. Some anon recommended me pic related, I bought it off Amazon and I also recommend it.
>>2092874All you can see is your fat ass belly.
>>2092165we've all been thereone time in the middle of a hot inshore bite the knot of my LC 110 snaps and the lure goes flying into the boil to be picked up by a tern and never seen againeven worse, i had no backup jerkbait or spoon so my session was essentially overstill have nightmares about it
>>2092743Sounds more like something you'd fish for sharks to be honest. The bait under a large bobber does help slow down the live bait enough for lazy fish, and it's very handy to keep an eye on the bait as well. You can definitely tell when the bait's agitated and when it's clearly about to get eaten. It's kind of fun watching the bait swim around and then seeing something run with it. Do what you find works for you and the location. Everywhere is a little different, and you have to adapt.
>>2089232Bullshit, niggers don't fish. They don't have the patience to sit down and wait for that shit.
>>2093229You dont fish in California lakes enough then. Or at all in Georgia. Or you've never heard of Brian Latimer either but yeah black people fish.
>>2093306Yeah, but I'm not talking about black people, I'm talking about niggers. You see a black man out there with a line and a rod, and you'll see a black man out there with a dozen fake gold chains, a boombox and a Hi-Point, but you'll never see a black man out there with a line and a rod, the fake gold, the cheap gun and the stereo.
>>2093314>muh based black guy with a Trump hatLmao get a load of this cuck.
Just got stationed in Seattle for work. Liberal expensive shit hole but God damn the PNW is beautiful. Got a fly fishing guide for the Yakima last week and I crushed it. Biggest was a 19 inch rainbow who was missing a fin and covered in scars, but got about 8 rainbows and cut throats above 16". Got about 6 others smaller and some white fish. Missed about 15 strikes and broke a few off. Gotta say PNW anons, it is quite beautiful out here and that fishing helped cheer up an otherwise shit week. Gonna check out olympic national park soon too.
>>2093064Hah! I lost a Salmo Fatso to a pelican and he tried to swallow it. I hope he died.
I wish ohio had more opportunities for dry flies, they're so fun to tie but it feels like wasting them on sunfish and creek chubs.
>>2093431I get sad when I think about all the stocked cold water habitats being in southern/western Ohio. NE Ohio truly is the worst for dry flies.
>>2093411Project more faggot
>>2093414Lena Lakes my man
>>2093652Yeah and I'm smack dab in the middle of northeast ohio, near Akron. I guess I could go to pa or WV for trout but then I'd have to get another fishing license and spend half may day out driving
>>2093746>>2093652Fug forgot trip. I hope a conehead reciever makes up for the error.
I am convinced the humble Snoopy pole has mystic powers beyond the comprehension of mortal men.
>>2093746>>2093747I'm in Ashtabula county so I shouldn't complain since I don't really have to travel during any season for great fishing
>>2093229this is one of the most retarded takes i have ever seen on this board
>>2092645>As a follow up, what how-to info do you need?Literally how to fish. What I should do if I'm trying to catch flathead, snapper, etc etc. How to find likely spots for certain species without the use of a fish finger, what tackle to use, the absolute basics.I'm familiar enough with kayaks but not fishing so I suppose I really just need fishing advice, not kayak advice.
>3 weedless lures lost to the same logfuck shore fishing, the shores are filled with either trees, weeds, logs or houses
>>2093855I'm not in Australia, so I have nothing. Hopefully a nice person will reply with some advice. Aside from that, all I can say is maybe check YouTube.
Alright bros I got a light tackle rig put together for finesse fishing as advised. Camping and fishing this weekend to give it a try, wish me luck!
>>2092475I like Realistic Fishing, nothing fancy, bitches about bass boats stealing his spot, and has an eternal disdain for plastic frogs. All things I can relate to
Has anyone tried these hard plastic swimbaits? I always get fucking skunked when it comes to any sort of crankbait except for the all-mighty cricket, but these looked cool so I ordered some off of Amazon.
retard hereAre plugs and stickbaits the same thing?
>>2088284"heh are there even fish in there???""u gonna eat what u catch there boy?? Don't look like much of a meal HYUCK HYUCK" Shut the fuck up boomer Worst shit about mircos is a lot of great spots are popular greenways around me and I'm sick of people trying to talk to me
>>2093752Blessings for young kids to get fishing more, truly a wonder.
>>2093881Shoulda bought a logless lurer ya dweeb
>>2093881Usually after the 2nd lure I stop casting there.
>>2094046Must have been super aggressive to hit something that much bigger than it
>>2093826Yeah, steelhead fall spring and winter, smallies, walleye and perch out of the lake, not a bad place to be imo. Plus some of the tributaries to the ashtabula river do get small populations of wild trout from steelhead managing to spawn like pic related
>>2094192Dude trim your nails... how do you finger your bf's ass
Anybody else find that simple lures / artificial baits seem to do better than extra detailed ones ? Like for example simple minnows and worms and wax worm shaped stuff was out fishing little craws, nymphs, and creatures of the same size by a lot the other day for me. And I overall don't have as much success with creature-y detailed stuff even though I like buying it because it looks cool...lol.
>>2094224I'm the bottom and he likes me having nails to scratch his back
>>2094229Yes idiot, tie on a white mister twister and catch fish.You dislike creature baits, i take it you've never fished a hellgramite.
>>2094237I have fished hellgramites, but once again, the basic abstract tube body shape seems to be the most effective part of the lure, extra legs and pincers or antenna or shit on it doesn't really seem to help any. For example, I think a trout magnet is probably something like 10 times more effective than a trout slayer which is a tiny detailed crawfish meant for the same jighead and roughly the same size. Doesn't really make any sense why something that doesn't even look like any real food item out fishes one that does but okay i guess...
>>2093743I'll check. Any tips for it?
All I can do is wrap a hook with thread. Hopefully USPS doesnt delay my material delivery tomorrow.
>>2094259You can tie wire body midges. Run two strands of that copper wire and one strand of that silver wire along the hook shank with thread and wrap up, you'll get a nice heavy little midge looking thing.
>>2094224You think that's dirt under his nails?
>>2094173im gonna go there when it gets warmer to get those mfers backi know one other place on the shore that requires some wading in wellingtons
>>2094284Based, I've been swimming in mid-September Canadian waters to get back my lucky fly. Losing lures sucks.
>>2094284I've gotten wet feet multiple times just for $.50 worth of tackle. Mostly because I don't want to retie.
>>2094259nice fossilwhat is it?
FLYFISHING IS CRINGE
Is Sebile out of business? I see some of their lures for sale, but what I am most interested in is the Sebile Flat Belly Walker. Heddon Spooks will get follows with the occasional explosion, but Sebiles fill fish with bloodlust. They want to destroy them. I have had more fish leap physically out of the water for them than any other topwater lure I have tried. I also have some Rapala Skitterwalks and Bomber Whatever-They're Called, but nothing, NOTHING, beats the Sebile. I have tried contacting the Sebile company, as well as Pure Fishing, who apparently acquired them, but with no response. I'm about to hunt down Patrick Sebile myself and hold him hostage for the design. I was just wondering if anyone had knowledge of what happened to them. Pic related. This is a typical Sebile Blowup.
>>2094339based trout tickler
>>2094343>>2094343Sebile got bought by Pure Fishing about a decade ago. From what I know about the tackle industry it's more common for smaller brands to design the lure and then contract the work out around the world rather than run the whole production process themselves. If I had to guess Pure Fishing owns any Intellectual Property related to that lure and quite unlikely Sebile or anyone else will buy the rights back. So basically you can either look for a clone or hope that Pure Fishing decides that its worth trying to sell to tackle shops..
>>2094373I'm going to keep trying to reach out to them then, and let them know there is interest. I highly recommend them if you can get your hands on one.
>>2094339True. Tenkara is for real fishermen.
bros im taking the boys out fishing this weekend, what can i do so i don't look like an idiot when teaching a couple of them how to fish
>>2088235do you ever throw tiny propellers on your buggers? I use pistol pete's frequently in Colorado and they slay
>>2093431send me some
>>2094408Sounds like it's already too late
>>2094232Unironically kill yourself trip tranny.
>>2094343You could always try making one, if you have one on hand it will make copying the dimensions easyhttps://youtu.be/_HRwVRotkV8
I let two bigger ones slip out of my hands and wiggle their way back in to the creek
Someone redpill me on fly fishing
>>2094540its one of those things you cant explain
>>2094514>keeping browns>using a spin casterwhat did you catch that on?
>>2094540It generally gets the same results while being more difficult and requiring a higher level of engagements. Attracts elitists and snobs although there's nothing wrong with the activity itself. It has an edge in casting ultra lightweight presentations since the line is weighted vs regular fishing reels that rely on the lure weight to cast
>>2093881Why didn't you switch to a top water
>>2094339Hey if I not gonna catch something I might as well have fun doing fancy casts
>>2094408Spinner baits are idiot proof without being insulting
>>2094540It's not the best in every situation, but it's more engaging and the fly cast is scientifically proven to be relaxing in the same way as yoga.It's the best way to sight fish because of the delicate presentation, and can be used for any species that will eat a leech, minnow, or aquatic insect. It's not always the most effective method but in my opinion it's always the most fun.
>>2094514Based. Kill all non-natives.
>>2094494That has definitely crossed my mind. Thanks for the video.
Want to start fishing down at the local lake near my homeHow much should some basic starter gear run me?
>>2094635It's a lot like watching Marling Baits. Bait making, even watching it, is a therapeutic process.
>>2094540casting is fun (unless you catch a tree on your back cast) and catching fish on flies you made yourself is funthat's about it
>>2094639What fish are you targeting?
>>2094639To hit the ground running expect to spend about 100 usd or more, 60 of that is spent on the rod and reel. More for saltwater.
>>2094649dunnoi dont even know whats in there tbqh, just know its a popular spot
>>2094651See if you can find out what fish are there, and come back to us and we can fix you up. You American?
>>2094652yea im in georgiahow would i go about finding out about what fish are in there?
>>2094639If you just want the most basic stuff possible $50. You can get a cheap combo with line already on it for $20-$30 and then an assorted tackle kit for $20.
Never fished before, like completely new, whats the first thing i should do/ get if I want to go fishing with a friend who has also never fished?
>>2094689different anon, but I would google the lake name and see if fish and wildlife have it listed. if it is popular it probably is and will tell you regulations, fish type, seasons open/closed, if they stock with with fish, all that stuff.if that doesn't work for some reason, google a broader search to see if it is on forums. also could show up there and see if there are park signs giving info. in the very unlikely case you can't find info on it online, you could always show up and ask people about it and be friendly. assuming you don't have crippling autism and can hold a convo, most people would be happy to give you basic info and help someone get into it. don't just choose the weird looking dick heads there.what part of Georgia?
>>2094704this is the most info i could findits literally just a big lake off the side of the road so im not surprised
>>2094711love those generic websites that say this stuff.Not too sure if the fishing report of what is in it is accurate, but that is a start. any other anons from the area may be able to help more. i would maybe go to a nearby Cabela's or outdoorsman store and ask them about it. they usually are helpful but the advice is not always great (boomer lore)
>>2094701Research the spot where you actually plan to go. Where can you park, what areas from the bank can you cast from, what species are there, is the correct time of year for the species you are looking for, etc.
>>2094701You need to know what fish are around>>2094689If you're not considering salt water get a 6'6"-7 foot spinning rod and a 2000-2500 size spinning reel with 8 pound mono. A berkley lighting rod and a daiwa crossfire are great budget options and 20 and 40 dollars respectively. If you are considering saltwater, get 20 pound power pro instead. #8 aberdeen hooks and a small bobber are basically a fool proof way to catch bluegill. Worms, maggots, wax worms, night crawlers, they all work. If you have too much worm for your hook you can break off the excess by pinching it off with your thumb nail. Start a food deep and work your way out/down.>>2094701What you're fishing for is a good start. Where do you live?>>2094727>>2094711Google maps on satellite is a great resource
>>2094540you can cast lighter lures.
fucking kayaks are hard to find right now
>tfw my crypto is pumping and soon I will be able to spend all day, every day travelling, camping and fishingSoon bros, I WILL be free of the wage cage.
>>2094815Just got a Hobie Passport 10.5 on craigslist for a solid price. Gotta go on the hunt everyday my friend.
>>2094373Pure Fishing pretty much bought out a lot of companies, like Van Staal, Penn Uglystick, Abu Gracia Berkeley and a few others.
>>2094815Have you considered buying a normal one and converting it in to a fucking one?>>2094814
>>2094842Lol a sex sturgeon?
>>2094815Good, they're a meme
Sell me on SUPs
>>2094841So far, their customer service response is non-existent.>>2094909The only one I can sell you on does not exist any more. Fiberglass SUPs are fun to paddle around, but not great for fishing. None are, really, unless you do some conversion work. I have a Sundolphin Seaquest 10, that I basically use as a sit on top kayak. The benefits are it's only 10 feet long but still super stable, it has a lower clearance than a kayak so flipping it is hard to do, it handles chop well, and landing larger fish on it is a breeze. Here's a repost of my FrankenSUP as I like to call it. I made it fit my needs as well as I could, so I can do 12+ hours out on the water comfortably. I only did this due to budget constraints, so if you have the money, get a good pedal drive yak. I love this thing, but cannot recommend SUPs as they are for fishing. Especially not fiberglass. I'm around too many rocks and shit, and would crack the hull in no time. For a workout, they're great. For comfort over a long period of time, not so much. Sundolphin seemed to know this, because they provided a convertible paddle for both SUP and kayak.
>>2094982Not needing to paddle leaves your hands free so you can fish more
>>2094815Bro everything is hard to find right now. Even parking spots at trail heads are hard to find. What the fuck did these people do before COVID?
>>2095081Unironically wageslave then go home to Netflix/social media. Suddenly a ton of middle-class drones got to work from home or covid-neetbux and realized that sitting at home all day everyday is boring as fuck. I hate seeing the price increase on niche hobby goods and more cliff bar wrappers on the ground in the woods but I do hope that a of these few people gain genuine appreciation for nature beyond their instagram photo ops.
>>2094814>maskcuckcool catch tho
>>2095087haha you are much more optimistic than i am. in another year or so the novelty will wear off and everyone will go back to clubbing and netflixing
>>2095107You're probably right, the bright side there being that hopefully the second hand market for barely used gear will be flooded.
>>2095114lol i bet! im hoping to snag an unused IK thats been sitting on someones shelf in the basement since january 2020
>>2095107That's what I actually want, fuck normalfags putting pressure on my spots.
>>2094711>>2094712Just looked it up on fishbrain. There is bluegill and bass in there. Unfortaentyly they have complete different mouth sizes, bluegill take very small baits and small hooks and large mouth bass can eat comically large lures. You can get a light rod that can throw both otherwise ultra light is best for bluegill and medium is best for largemouth bass. Hook sizes for bluegill is 12 to 8. Hook sizes for bass you can pretty much use whatever but it can be hard to hook up using the smaller hooks.
Is 30 yards a decent casting distance on baitcaster
>>2095150100 feet. That's fucking far. Where are you casting from?
>>2095153That was on the shore today9ft rod, Abu 7000c, 1,5oz lure
>>2095087This is my local trail I hike during the week. It use to be a single track for the most part where some parts turn into double wide tracks. It's a fucking highway. No one follows leave no trace and people take shortcuts around every tree. There is so much more trash than normal. For years there might be 1 or 2 other cars in the parking lot. Now it's out onto the road.
>>208808211lb large mouth CA delta
>>2095134Normalfags don't know what they are doing and generally don't treat the fish like total shit when they manage to land one. 50 normalfags are probably equal to 1 bucket brigadier.
>>2088082Anyone have experience fishing the South Fork Shenandoah? I'm thinking of targeting channel catfish.
>>2095178I am involved in trout restoration and the newbie fishermen usually are really eager to learn about stream ecology while the freezer fillers always just complain it's too expensive and we should stock pan sized trout instead.
>>2095034IMO peddle drive yaks are only really worth it if you exclusively fish open water. They are dangerously close territory to why don't you just get a small boat with an electric trolling motor instead and are a liability when you fishing the classic kayak zones that are weed choked or shallow debris filled backwaters. A nice paddle, anchor trolley, and anchors and drift socks cost a lot less then the drive unit upgrade and will help maximize boat control.
>>2095187Isn't it funny the freezer fillers are the ones who say it's to expensive and their taxes are to high while they rely on the government to put fucking fish in creeks? Btw my first fly I've ever tied.
>>2095258Pretty good for a first tie! I would add more of a thread dam in front of the forward angled deer hair for better access to the hook eye. I think you could have left more space behind the hook eye in general. You'll catch on fast. Just keep watching youtube videos.>>2095268Pretty
>>2095258That should fish. Definately watch Tightline productions, in the riffle, the slide inn, and the feather bender on youtube
>>2088134what a beauty! nice catch anon
>>2088301Publix is the real treasure of Florida